The Museum will host a two-part program, “An Historical Account of African American Music” the first weekend in November.
The weekend program is planed as an extension of the current exhibit, “By God’s Grace: the African American Worship Experience in Central Virginia, 1820-1950.” Part one, “A Religion that Sings,” will be held at the Museum at 2 PM, November 2. On that afternoon, three masters of the spoken and sung word will discuss the development of black church music. The local experts are Rev. James Cobbs who has done doctoral work in music ministry and is pastor of Rivermont Baptist Church; A. Roger Hoard who teaches music at CVCC and is organist for St. Thomas More, Court Street Baptist Church, and Fifth Street Baptist Church and Rev. Haywood Robinson, Diamond Hill Baptist Church Pastor Emeritus who holds a doctoral degree in theology and is widely known for his eloquence.
On Sunday, November 3 at 3 PM, Fifth Street Baptist Church will host “Song Burst,” a program of spiritual music featuring soloists, instrumentalists, and several dynamic Central Virginia groups including the Soulsters from the Hill with Reverend Robinson narrating.